The official said the president was persuaded to take this additional step because of recent successes against ISIS-CNN
White House sends more SOF to fight ISIS
Imagine if throughout history commanders used this logic. Instead of sending the requisite number of forces to secure a victory upfront, what if leaders sent in a few soldiers to see if the could have some success in the battle before they committed all their military might?
On D-Day what if we only sent in a company of Infantry and if they weren’t slaughtered, then launched the armada?
At Gettysburg, what if we kept one regiment on the line and the rest in reserve to see how they held against the might of Robert E Lee’s Army?
Strange days in the strategy room…
You could say let history judge this wisdom, but lives are at stake.